I recently tried Churros at a small, cozy restaurant Churrolto. It is made from dough that’s squeezed out of a churrera to give it a specific prism shape, just like the chakli maker. It is then fried so that it cooks from the inside and also gets crispy outside. The final shape could be long strands, spirals, bow shape, small bites, etc. It is served with a variety of dips like hot chocolate, espresso, whipped cream, etc.
You can also read my review of Churrolto here: Churrolto: Churros, for life!
Being a food lover, and moreover, a person who loves to cook, I thought of trying my hand in making it at home. After a good amount of research and taking notes from here and there, I compiled an easy churros recipe you must definitely try.
- Water: 1.5 cups
- Sugar – 1 tbsp
- Salt – half tsp
- Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsp
- Maida (All-purpose flour) – 1.5 cups
- Baking powder – 1 tsp
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Add sugar, salt, extra virgin olive oil and baking powder.
- Remove from the stove and add maida. Mix to get a smooth dough.
- Transfer the dough to a chakli mold.
- Take oil in a pan and heat it.
- Pipe out strips of dough from the mold into the hot oil.
- Fry until golden. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
- Mix a half cup of both sugar and cinnamon powder.
- Roll the drained churros in the powder mixture.
- Serve with various dips, e.g. whipped cream, chocolate sauce, etc.
I faced a few problems while making Churros though! Firstly, I got confused between baking soda and baking powder. So I think I added baking soda. Also, I used the traditional chakli maker. Piping those churros out of them was a big task. I just could not do it. I needed such a large amount of strength. Still, nothing was coming out of it. SO then I decided to just use my hands. I rolled them nice and thin and make indents with the help of a fork. They tasted good so it wasn’t an issue.
MY ADDITION TO THE NORMAL CHURROS: I sprinkled peri peri masala on the churros along with the sugar-cinnamon powder. Got better reviews. You too can try it. Also, do share your recipes and variations with us in the comments section below.